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  • Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital Founder and aide to President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York last month.

    Anthony Scaramucci, a top fundraiser during the campaign, will be appointed as a top Donald Trump adviser within the week, sources said.

  • Janet Yellen

    According to new transcripts, Former Fed Vice-Chair Chair Janet Yellen wanted a vow to keep rates low until the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Faced with sharply deteriorating economic conditions in 2011 after ending their second bond-buying program, Federal Reserve policymakers made an unprecedented bid to shore up the recovery by promising to keep rates low until at least mid-2013. But according to transcripts of the 2011 Fed meetings released for the first...

  • WASHINGTON— Newly released transcripts show Federal Reserve officials were sharply divided in 2011 over whether the central bank should launch a program aimed at pushing long-term interest rates lower to spur economic growth. The central bank ended up adopting the program, dubbed "Operation Twist," at its September 2011 meeting by a 7-3 vote after what the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Faced with sharply deteriorating economic conditions in 2011 after ending their second bond-buying program, Federal Reserve policymakers made an unprecedented bid to shore up the recovery by promising to keep rates low until at least mid-2013. But according to transcripts of the 2011 Fed meetings released for the first...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 3- The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund posted a net outflow of $3.5 billion in December, its biggest one-month withdrawal ever, data from research firm Morningstar showed on Tuesday. The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund invests primarily in mortgage-backed securities and is run by DoubleLine Chief Executive Jeffrey Gundlach and the firm's...

  • BOSTON, Dec 20- Investment firm Citadel LLC said on Tuesday that its chief legal officer, Adam Cooper, plans to retire in 2017 and that Shawn Fagan has been promoted to general counsel for its hedge fund business. Cooper, 54, worked at Citadel for 18 years and plans to spend more time on philanthropic pursuits and with his family after he leaves the firm at the end of...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. Treasury yields climbed on Friday with benchmark yields marking a fifth consecutive week of increases on stronger-than-forecast data on China inflation and U.S. consumer sentiment ahead of $56 billion in government debt supply next week. The rise in U.S. yields was also underpinned by ongoing bond sales after the European Central Bank's...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. Treasury yields climbed on Friday with benchmark yields marking a fifth consecutive week of increases on stronger-than-forecast data on China inflation and U.S. consumer sentiment ahead of $56 billion in government debt supply next week. The rise in U.S. yields was also underpinned by ongoing bond sales after the European Central Bank's...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. Treasury yields climbed on Friday with benchmark yields on track for a fifth straight week of increases on stronger-than-forecast data on China inflation and U.S. consumer sentiment ahead of $56 billion in government debt supply next week. The rise in U.S. yields was also underpinned by ongoing bond sales after the European Central Bank's...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. The rise in U.S. yields was also underpinned by ongoing bond sales tied to European Central Bank's surprise decision on Thursday to reduce its monthly bond purchases to 60 billion euros from the current 80 billion euros, starting in April 2017. "It's the continuation of the ECB trade," said Jim Vogel, interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund had net outflows of $1.4 billion in November, the third-largest cash withdrawals since the "taper-tantrum" months of 2013, while flows increased into DoubleLine's low duration and unconstrained bond funds, the firm said Friday. The $59.2 billion DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, an open-end...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, the largest fund in the firm by total assets, had net outflows of $1.4 billion in November, the third-largest cash withdrawals since the 2013 "taper-tantrum" months, while flows increased into DoubleLine's low duration and unconstrained bond funds, the firm said Friday. The $59.2 billion DoubleLine Total...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- Federal Reserve policymakers should put less emphasis publicly on the short-term outlook for interest rate increases and more on the economics driving monetary policy and the uncertainty of forecasts, Fed Governor Jerome Powell said on Wednesday. In comments at a Brookings Institution forum on Fed communications, Powell said that a...

  • Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve

    Before the election, Trump told CNBC that Yellen should be "ashamed" of herself. Once he takes office, he may have to sing a different tune.

  • Nov 17- The last time emerging markets threw a tantrum like this the Federal Reserve responded by delaying planned tapering of its bond purchases. Well the world is now a less kind and gentle place and given that emerging markets have thrown themselves out of bed at the prospect of Trump-led protectionism and inflation, help probably will not be arriving.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The U.S. government and the country's largest life insurer are set for a rematch in a U.S. appeals court on Monday over how federal regulators decide a company is "too big to fail," one of the most significant reforms to come out of the financial crisis. The heart of the fight is whether the Financial Stability Oversight Council, made up of the heads of...

  • Janet Yellen

    Her interest in running a "high-pressure economy" threatens to add to an increasingly divisive climate at the U.S. central bank.

  • LONDON, Oct 17- German 10- year bond yields topped 0.1 percent on Monday for the first time since the results of the Brexit referendum in June, pushed higher by rising U.S. and British yields as investors turned their focus to this week's European Central Bank meeting. The ECB may discuss technical changes that would allow it to extend its 1.7 trillion-euro of...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- German 10- year bond yields topped 0.1 percent on Monday for the first time since the results of the Brexit referendum in June, pushed higher by rising U.S. and British yields as investors turned their focus to this week's European Central Bank meeting. The ECB may discuss technical changes at this week's meeting that would allow it to extend its 1.7...